Builders and Makers
Climb into the driver's seat of your own custom kart. Using a soapbox kit as your foundation, learn to safely use hand and power tools to construct your kart – including wheels, steering column, axles and seat. Work with your fellow crew members to test and redesign your kart. Then use acrylic paints to add custom styling. Roll home with a ride that reflects your designer's sensibility and builder's eye.
Bring the custom kart you built in Go-Kart Builders back to the garage and trick it out. Refine and rebuild your original kart to improve both form and function. Add optional upgrades like fatter rear wheels, speakers and mini stereo ports, braking systems, seat cushions, trailers and other custom equipment. Roll out your high-performance upgrades at an end-of-session auto show.
Go-Karts Extreme is for campers who have already made go-karts in the Go-Kart Builders major at Galileo Summer Quest.
Take an innovative approach to engineering as you investigate and improve the world around you. Build chairs, bridges and an electric car to learn about the basics of structural and electrical engineering. Then brainstorm and test new ideas to prototype your own original invention.